|Through Sweet 16 Games|
Elite 8 now is set
<- Wichita State's Fred VanVleet is the leading scorer in the tournament but Wichita State was beaten by Notre Dame in the sweet 16. VanVleet, a junior from Rockford IL averaged 23.0 points per game or 32 more points than expected for Team Trevino. VanVleet was picked in the 10th round, 92nd pick overall.
From a tournament standpoint, the following conferences have teams represented in the Elite 8
ACC - 3 (DUKE, NOTRE DAME, LOUISVILLE)
BIG 10 - 2 (WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN STATE)
PAC 12 - 1 (ARIZONA, UTAH, UCLA)
SEC- 1 (KENTUCKY)
WEST COAST - 1 (GONZAGA)
Current year - tournament recap:
There were no # 1 seeds losing in the Sweet 16 as Villanova lost in the round of 32. The 3 remaining # 1 seeds in the tournament are Kentucky in the Midwest, Wisconsin in the West and Duke in the South. The highest seed left in the Elite 8 would be # 7 seed Michigan State which seems to always be in the mix no matter where they are seeded.
Current year - NCAA draft game recap:
Team Noffke (Mark & Steve Noffke & Bruce Martin) are projected to widen their lead over current 2nd place Bob Glinke by 174+ points after the Elite 8 games. Team Trevino (Ralph & Nick Trevino) are computed to pass Glinke this weekend and move into 2nd place but still a distant 150+ points behind Team Noffke. Really I see a fight for 2nd through possibly 4th place this year with no chance of catching Team Noffke. Matt Krautstrunk & Jeremiah Royer are having a very nice year this year in the draft and they still have 9 players in the tournament less Chris Jones who was drafted but will not play for Louisville.
The matchups for the Elite 8 have been prepared and if you go to the Elite 8 Matchups tab, you can retrieve a copy of the Saturday & Sunday game matchups or click here for the pdf file.
Through 3rd round games - top 4 drafters (1-3 pay):
1st: Noffke team - 777
2nd: Bob Glinke - 652
3rd: Trevino team - 648
4th: Matt Krautstrunk's team - 594
Top 4 Leading Scorers in the tournament going to Elite 8 games:
Leader: Team Trevino's - Fred VanVleet (Wichita St) - 69 pts (out)
Team Noffke's - Travis Trice (Michigan St) - 62 pts (still in)
Rob Stenzel's - Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) - 62 pts (still in)
Team Kremer's - Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) - 60 pts (still in)
+ / - calculations:
Team Kremer is leading with a -87 points through 3 games.